For six years every birthday candle, every eyelash, every wishbone, every daffodil, and every coin tossed into a fountain have been wishes for a baby. This blog follows my personal struggle to conceive.
I’m Amy, 31 and I’m married to Ryan, 31. We are from Australia. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14 and this is our only fertility issue. I suspect I only ovulate three times a year. We have been trying to conceive since 2011. In 2016 we were lucky to conceive naturally, but suffered an early miscarriage at six weeks. Fertility treatments commenced in 2016.
We’ve tried many things to conceive from, temping, charting, ovulation predictor kits, vitamins, metformin, Clomid, Femara, injectables and IVF. We’re still in the early stages of IVF and we’ve had one unsuccessful frozen transfer.
This blog features the good, the bad and the ugly, mostly the ugly. This is a cynic’s view on life, so there’s no baby dust here. I hope that you can empathise with my honest outlook and take solace in knowing that you’re not alone. It’s ok to be miserable and selfish. Don’t beat yourself up. We’re human and flawed. I hope the blog helps and I hope you can see yourself in my experiences.
Wishing you the best!